Apr 5, 2010 1:41 PM by Andy Koen

Tweets in space!

It appears that social networking reaches even into space.  This morning, before suiting up and stepping onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA Astronauts "tweeted" about their experience.

Prior to the launch, mission specialist Clay Anderson wrote, "This might be last ground Tweet before launch...have to pack and ready for suit up! God Bless you all for following along! Peace to you!"

Joining the NASA crew is Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki.

She wrote, "Suit up in about two hours. Big thanks to all the dedicated people who supported the STS-131. Looking forward to talking to you on-orbit."

In between their daily 6 and a half hour space walks to install spare equipment in the International Space Station, Clay, Yamazaki and their colleagues commander Alan Poindexter, pilot Jim Dutton, and specialists Rick Mastracchio, Clay Anderson, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson plan to occassionally "tweet" their the progress of their mission.

You can follow the astronauts while they're in space at the twitter domain @NASA/astronauts-in-space-now.

Also tweeting on the site JAXA Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, who launched to the ISS aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-17 in December.

His tweet from the Space Station Monday in anticipation of Discovery's lift off reads "T-minus 4 min to go!"


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